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Reliability and Ecological Aspects of Photovoltaic Modules

Edited by Abdulkerim Gok

Gebze Technical University

Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy is expected to be the world's largest source of electricity in the future. To enhance the long-term reliability of PV modules, a thorough understanding of failure mechanisms is of vital importance. In addition, it is important to address the potential downsides to this technology. These include the hazardous chemicals needed for manufacturing solar cells, especially for thin-film technologies, and the large number of PV modules disposed of at the end of their lifecycles. This book discusses the reliability and environmental aspects of PV modules.

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Reliability and Ecological Aspects of Photovoltaic ModulesEdited by Abdulkerim Gok

Published: January 8th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.82613

ISBN: 978-1-78984-823-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-822-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-452-4

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

2096 Total Chapter Downloads

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4 Dimensions Citations


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1. PV Outdoor Tests

By Rustu Eke


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2. Comparing Different PV Module Types and Brands Under Working Conditions in the United Kingdom

By Mohamad Kharseh and Holger Wallbaum


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3. Analysis of the Solar Tracking System for a Mobile Robot Prototype

By Dario Guilherme Toginho, Alex Archela and Leonimer Flávio de Melo


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4. Some Reliability Aspects of Photovoltaic Modules

By Titu-Marius I. Băjenescu


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5. Reliability Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems for Specific Applications

By Laurentiu Fara and Dan Craciunescu


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6. Emerging Thin Film Solar Panels

By Mahmoud Zendehdel, Narges Yaghoobi Nia and Mohammadreza Yaghoubinia


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7. Toxic Materials Used in Thin Film Photovoltaics and Their Impacts on Environment

By Hervé Joël Tchognia Nkuissi, Fransisco Kouadio Konan, Bouchaib Hartiti and Jean-Marie Ndjaka


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8. Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies and Eco-Design—Criticisms and Potential Improvements

By Nicole Mariotti, Matteo Bonomo and Claudia Barolo


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